The Legal Aid Corporation of Tippecanoe County is a not-for-profit United Way agency that provides low-cost legal assistance to low-income residents of Tippecanoe County who cannot otherwise obtain an attorney. Legal Aid does not handle criminal matters or those involving fee-generating litigation.
Examples of areas in which Legal Aid has provided assistance: Adoption; Guardianship; Child Support; Name Changes; Custody and Visitation Rights; Paternity; Divorce and Separation; Juveniles/CHINS (Children in Need of Services); Landlord/Tenants; Mental Commitments; and Debt Collectionand Contract Defense.
“Over Thirty Years of Legal Assistance Helping People Help Themselves”
The Legal Aid Corporation of Tippecanoe County began serving the community in 1971 with a grant from the Lilly Endowment Inc. The idea for Legal Aid originated from area lawyers who found many Tippecanoe County residents unable to obtain a lawyer due to financial constraints. Currently, Legal Aid has two lawyers, one on a part-time basis, and an office manager. In early 1994, Legal Aid moved from Its Ferry Street building to a new location on Fifth Street.